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DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Dec 16
p. 137.
Motog
23 Dec 16
p. 1395.
MPN
23 Dec 16
p. 4038, 4076
MPW
15 Jan 16
p. 490.
NYDM
18 Nov 16
p. 27.
NYDM
16 Dec 16
p. 26.
Wid's
14 Dec 16
p. 1165.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 December 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
25 November 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9606
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Major Ralph Seton, a British soldier stationed in Cawnpore, India during the Sepoy Uprising of 1857, is in love with Joan Strathallen, the daughter of one of his superior officers, Sir Strathallen. After distinguishing himself in battle, Seton receives the Victoria Cross, a prestigious medal of valor, but later is stripped of it for participating in a drunken debauch. Meanwhile, Azimoolah, an Indian rebel leader who wants to rid his country of the British, stages a revolt among the natives. Through blackmail, Azimoolah enlists the aid of Adala, an Indian princess, to preoccupy Seton while his rebel forces attack the British. Joan denounces Seton for his activities with the princess and is kidnapped by Seereek, Azimoolah's lustful henchman, who threatens to kill her unless her father's troops agree to withdraw from Northern India. With the aid of Sir Strathallen's troops, Major Seton defeats Azimoolah and his followers and regains both the Victoria Cross and Joan's ... +


Major Ralph Seton, a British soldier stationed in Cawnpore, India during the Sepoy Uprising of 1857, is in love with Joan Strathallen, the daughter of one of his superior officers, Sir Strathallen. After distinguishing himself in battle, Seton receives the Victoria Cross, a prestigious medal of valor, but later is stripped of it for participating in a drunken debauch. Meanwhile, Azimoolah, an Indian rebel leader who wants to rid his country of the British, stages a revolt among the natives. Through blackmail, Azimoolah enlists the aid of Adala, an Indian princess, to preoccupy Seton while his rebel forces attack the British. Joan denounces Seton for his activities with the princess and is kidnapped by Seereek, Azimoolah's lustful henchman, who threatens to kill her unless her father's troops agree to withdraw from Northern India. With the aid of Sir Strathallen's troops, Major Seton defeats Azimoolah and his followers and regains both the Victoria Cross and Joan's love. +

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